The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons spoke about his 'regular life' and 'boring love' for longtime boyfriend Todd Spiewak at the GLESN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday.
The actor, 40, who has been with Mr Spiewak, an art director, for over a decade, said he was 'honored' to receive the Inspiration Award from the LGBT youth support network, but explained that his relationship is driven by love, not activism.
'I've never considered myself an activist,' he told the assembled crowd in a candid acceptance speech. 'I've never considered my relationship with Todd to be an act of activism.
'Rather simply, it's an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs [out]—a regular life, boring love.'
To guests at the event, however, the couple's love seemed anything but boring.
'Jim and Todd are very cute together,' an onlooker told Us Weekly. 'When Jim [was] talking, Todd [was] looking at him the entire time with a big proud grin on his face.'
But Mr Parsons remained humble in an interview with the title later, insisting that their life is 'very average... very normal.'
'It was surprising to hear that we were getting an inspiration award,' he said. 'We feel very average, we feel very normal. We really do. The strange stuff is the Hollywood stuff we have to walk through, not the gay stuff we have to walk through.'
“听说我们获得了 ‘鼓舞奖’ 我们感到很惊喜”，他说，“我们认为自己非常大众，非常普通。我们一向如此。我们作为演员在演艺圈的路程是不寻常的，而我们作为同性恋者在生活中的旅程却是很普通的。”
Of the award, he said: 'It's very moving. It's very surprising and I think once we got over the shock of it, we were able to feel the honor of it.'